Confederates (5)

EDMONDS, Richard H. Born in Virginia, son of John P. Edmonds & Alice Olivia Beal,

both native Virginians. Was in the Black Horse Cavalry, fought at Peachtree Orchard on the field of Gettysburg.  Moved to near Sturgeon after the war, and moved to near Mexico about 1890. Died in St. Louis August 13, 1911. Children: Mrs. G.T. Graham and Miss Hattie Edmonds. Burial Elmwood. (see Weekly Intelligencer July 28, 1910 p2 c3)


FLYNT, Martin C. son of Thomas Flynt and Susan Fulkerson Flynt. Born Mar. 4, 1844 in

Boone County. Was SGT CO G 3D MO BTTN COCKRELL’S 1ST MO BRIGADE, FRENCH’S DIV, POLK’S CORP, ARMY OF TN.  Married Mary E. Turner, moved to Audrain 1867.  Burial Mt. Zion.  (see Mexico Missouri Message Mar. 26, 1914 p4 c5)


GREER, Joseph H., son of Samuel W. and Frances D. Pollard Greer born in Franklin County, Kentucky April 5, 1824.  Removed to Monroe County in 1838. Married (1) Nancy R. Kelly. Married (2) Agnes Barnes. Served in Col. Poindexter’s Reg’t, was wounded at Silver Creek, Mo. Died Aug. 11, 1906. Buried New Hope Baptist Cemetery in Audrain County.


HAGAN, Robert C.  Born Boone County. Served in 2d MO SHARPSHOOTERS  under the command of Adjutant W.H. Kennan. (1st MO REG’T OF THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPT.) Was in Battle of Lexington.  Surrendered at Shreveport, La. June 5, 1865. Occupation was contractor. Died Higginsville, Mo. on May 19, 1920, aged 78. Buried at St. Brendan Cemetery, Mexico, Mo.   


HAGGARD, William Santford ,78, born in Clark County, Ky. Mar. 28, 1842. Came to Missouri with his parents in 1853. Lived in Audrain but went back to Kentucky and joined the Confederate army under Morgan’s command.  Was captured with Morgan’s Cavalry and was imprisoned 19 months at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill. After the war, he graduated from William Jewell College and was a teacher for 25 years. He died Jan. 11, 1921. His wife, the former Minnie Bradley, and 7 children survived him. Buried Elmwood. (see Mexico Weekly Ledger Jan. 12, 1921 p1 c1)


HARMON, Rush  born Nov . 3, 1842 Richmond, Va. Served in Gen. Slack’s Cavalry throughout the civil war. Married Emma Benning in 1870. Died Aug. 24 (or 27) 1917 at his home near Mt. Olivet, Audrain County. Buried Mt. Olivet Cemetery. (see Mexico Missouri Message Sept. 13, 1917 p1 c3 & 4)


 HARRISON, Thmas W. born 1844. Served in CO D PERKINS REG’T MARMADUKE’S BRIGADE. Surrendered at Shreveport, La. in  June 1865. Lived near Centralia.

Died July 24, 1924 at Higginsville.  Buried Beaver Dam cemetery.

(see Weekly Intelligencer July 31, 1924 p2 c4) 






HENDRIX, Thomas Bowen. Born in Audrain County Dec. 14, 1838. Served 4 years in the Southern army, CO I 16th MO REG INF PARSON’S BRIGADE and other units, was wounded. His record in Confederate Soldiers of Missouri says that he surrendered at New Orleans May 26, 1865 and was paroled at Shreveport, La. June 8, 1865.  He married Margaret Pierce, daughter of Peter and Sara Pierce of near Vandalia. Resided near Molino. Died Jan. 1, 1925.  Children: Mrs. Inez McPheeters, Will Hendrix, Clyde Hendrix, Lily  Hendrix and Mrs. Ellen Ward. Brother, Dr. W.G. Hendrix. Buried Sunrise Church Cemetery.  


HOPKINS, R.P.  Born Nov. 13, 1844 in VA. Served throughout the war in the FIRST VA BRIGADE (2d Va. Cav.?)  Came to Missouri about 1867 and located near Sturgeon. Married (1) Elizabeth Rucker. Married (2) Maggie Davis. Has been associated with R.H. Edmonds in the Real Estate Business. Died in Arkansas City, Kansas July 29, 1910. Children living: Mrs. J.E. Crockett, Mrs. Charles Harrison, Mary, Anne, Bessie and Richard Hopkins Jr.  Burial:

Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. (see Weekly Intelligencer Aug. 4, 1910 p3 c4)  


HULL, George M. Born at Berkley Co., Va. Jan. 7, 1838. He served under Stonewall Jackson and took part in nearly all important engagements fought in Virginia.  Married Elizabeth Strain in 1865.  Moved to Boone in 1866 and moved to Mexico in 1871. Died

Mar. 21, 1909. Buried Elmwood Cemetery. (see Weekly Intelligencer Mar. 25, 1909 p1 c5).


MARTIN, Henry W.  Born 1835 in Callaway County, a son of Samuel Perry and Judiath Wright Perry. Married in Callaway County Dec. 25, 1867. Record gives bride’s name as Ogden Martin but  descendants say she was Mary Elizabeth Ogden McDonald.  Lived in Union Chapel neighborhood when he entered the military. He died Aug. 13, 1875. He was 1st CO K 6th MO CAV.  Reportedly buried at Union Chapel (Seed Tick) cemetery. Military info from National Reference Collection, Reel 3302, RG94M253


McCARTY, Charles P. formerly of Monroe City, died at Amarillo, TX. He was born in Audrain County in 1846, the son of Calvin and Maria Spotts McCarty, natives of Abingdon, Virginia.  At 16 in Virginia he enlisted in the 33d VA. INFANTRY CO. K. Served in Stonewall Jackson’s Regiment.  His first battle was that of Manassas; he fought also in the Port Republic, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and most of the principal battles of the war. He was wounded and then transferred to the Cavalry. He was imprisoned 5 months in the Fort Delaware prison. Was discharged April 7, 1865. He moved to Monroe County in 1865. Married Emma E. Bates. Had 2 children, Carrie and Sidney. He built and operated a saw mill at Santa Fe. (see Mexico Weekly Ledger Jan. 17, 1901 p1 c6) 



McKINNEY, Richard Shanks  born Mar. 31, 1845 in Callaway, the son of William and Susan Whitley McKinney, natives of Kentucky.  He was a Pvt. in D.W. Craig’s Co. His elder brother, James S. McKinney, also was a Confederate soldier. After the war, Richard McKinney engaged in railroad surveying, and in 1884 he moved to Mexico where, in 1896, he was elected county surveyor. In 1872, he was married to Nannie L. Bryan. She died in 1921. He served all through the civil war. After enlisting in 1861 at Independence in Quantrill’s cavalry command, he served on scouting duty until the winter of 1861 when he joined Colonel Porter in North Missouri, then in 1862 went to Yellville, Ark. and joined the main army.  He subsequently served in the infantry regiment of Col. John B. Clark, and afterward became a part of the brigade of Gen. D.M. Frost.  The brigade was a part of Parson’s Missouri Division of Infantry and did service on many historic battlefields. His command was surrendered at Shreveport, La. and paroled at Alexandria. He returned home by riverboat from Vicksburg. He died Jan. 30, 1930 at Higginsville, Mo. An account in the Mexico Weekly Ledger says that he was in CO E 9th MO Inf  1st BRIGADE, Trans-Mississippi division.  (Vol. Inft’y Nov. 9, 1862 and CO H Vol. Inft’y Aug. 30, 1863) Burial Elmwood. (see Mexico Weekly Ledger June 27, 1929)             


PAUL, Robert Castleman  son of Isaac Paul and Mary Castleman Paaul. Born in Winchester, Va. Apr. 22, 1842. Was 1st Lt. CO B 17th VA INF, “The Dominion Rifles”. Fought under Gen. Longstreet at Bull Run. Came to Mexico in 1871. Married Harriet Camillia Jones of Harrisburg, Va. on Oct. 12, 1869. Died Apr. 13, 1918. Buried Elmwood.(see Weekly Intelligencer, July 28, 1910 p2 c3)


PAUL, William I.  CO A 17th VA INF  “The Alexandria Riflemen” William Paul was born in Harrisburg, Va., settled in Audrain in 1878. Married Annie Hereford. Both he and his   brother received medals for bravery in action.  He died Oct. 19, 1918 in Mexico, Mo. Buried Elmwood. (see Weekly Intelligencer 24 Oct. 1918) 


PHILLIPS, Capt. George D. Born Amherst, Va. Served in 51st VA INF. Resided in Audrain since the war ended except for a few years in Centralia. Died Mar. 1, 1897 aged 68. Buried Trinity M.E. (see The Intelligencer Mar. 4, 1897 p1 c6)


POWELL, Alvan  Born May 15, 1816 in Clark Co., Ky. Married 1st Julia Ann Underwood July 12, 1838 in Ralls County, Mo. He went to the California gold fields in 1850 with several of his brothers and sisters. Came back to Missouri and enlisted at age 46 as Private in CO B 1st REG’T NE MO CAV in Ralls Co., Mo.  Date of enlistment July 21, 1862. Served under Col. Joseph Porter and was discharged June 7, 1865 at Shreveport, La. . His wife died

Apr. 3, 1873. He married (2) Mrs. Ella C. Riggs nee Ball. His brothers, Christopher Columbus Powell and Robert Todd Powell also enlisted July 21, 1862 in Ralls County.

Daughter, Barbara Powell Ridgeway admitted to the Fitzhugh Lee Chapter No. 1484, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Mexico, Mo. His great grandson, Alfred Eugene (Gene) Gallagher admitted to Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 739, Louisiana, Mo. Alvan Powell  died Nov. 3, 1877 at Mexico, Mo. and is buried at Underwood Family Cemetery, Ralls Co. Mo. Obit from Callaway Weekly Gazette, Fulton, Mo. Nov. 11, 1877 p3 c6    


PURCELL, Capt. Young , a farmer living on Littleby, organized a company, which was part of the time with Porter and at other times operating as bush-whackers.  Aug. 13, 1862, he and a company of 200 men entered Columbia and liberated the Confederate prisoners there in jail, one of whom was Wm. R. Jackson, son of Judge James Jackson of pioneer days of Audrain.  Buried near Montovallo, Vernon Co.  History of NE Mo. by Williams

Vol I pgs 218 & 219.